Davis Cup: Rohan Bopanna, Sriram Balaji seal India's place in World Group playoffs with win over Uzbekistan

Bengaluru: Rohan Bopanna and debutant N Sriram Balaji were clinical in routing their rivals as India sealed the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Uzbekistan by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead on Saturday.

Elated Indian fans celebrate after taking an unassailable lead against Uzbekistan. PTI

Elated Indian fans celebrate after taking an unassailable lead against Uzbekistan. PTI

Bopanna and Balaji defeated the Uzbek pair of Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev 6-2 6-4 6-1 in the doubles rubber at the KSLTA stadium.

Ramkumar Ramanathan and debutant Prajnesh Gunneswaran had handed India a comfortable 2-0 lead yesterday by winning their singles against Temur Ismailov and Fayziev respectively.

Tomorrow's reverse singles now will have no bearing on the outcome of the tie and will be the best of three sets.

India have qualified for the World Group Playoffs, to be held in September and their next opponents will be known later.


Updated Date: Apr 08, 2017 22:02 PM

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